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LEIGH, Denis (1915-1998)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA IOP/PP6
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: LEIGH, Denis (1915-1998)
Date(s): [1960]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Leigh | Denis | 1915-1998 | consultant psychiatrist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1915; Consultant Psychiatrist at the Maudsley Hospital and Bethlem Royal Hospital, based primarily at the Maudsley; last Physician to the Bethlem; characterized Leigh disease, also called sub-acute necrotizing encephalopathy Leigh syndrome, 1951; Secretary General of the World Psychiatric Association, [1977]; died, 1998.
Publications: The Historical Development of British Psychiatry: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century, Volume I (New York, Pergamon Press, 1961).


Scope and content/abstract:

Black and white photographs of rare pamphlets and typescript drafts and preparatory notes, [1960], for the production of Denis Leigh's Historical Development of British Psychiatry Vol. 1 (1961), (Vol. 2 was never published).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged in the original order.

Conditions governing access:

Open. Visitors are required to provide proof of ID and sign an undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be provided for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services of King's College London.

Finding aids:

No additional finding aids.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Transferred from the Neurology Department to the Institute of Psychiatry Library, 1997.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received from the Institute of Psychiatry, 2006

Allied Materials

Related material:

Denis Leigh's private papers were left to his family, while a collection of books was sold in his will to a Swedish collector.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery as part of the VCDF upgrade programme.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Jan 2008

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